February 13, 2023

By: Danielle Gaines

Excerpt: Maryland was the first state in the country to establish a tax-based “Easy Enrollment” program in 2019. Since then, more than 100,000 people have checked a box on their tax returns to get more information about health insurance plans available to them — often at low or no cost.

More than 10,000 people have enrolled, said Michele Eberle, executive director of the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange.

When a person checks the box, the exchange is given information from their tax filing and sends along individualized information about what health insurance plans they might qualify for. Exchange staff members follow up to help with enrollment, Eberle said.

“Our goal is to go from 6% uninsured to 0% uninsured,” said Vincent DeMarco, president of the Maryland Health Care for All Coalition.

Read the full article at Maryland Matters

Last modified: February 15, 2023